Schroeder is the man

January 25, 2009

schroederI knew there was a reason that I always thought Schroeder was the coolest dude in the Peanuts gang. Turns out that in the various cartoons in which he makes an appearance, the musical notes that floated above his piano in the strip weren’t just random ink blots. They actually translate to music if read properly, and the tone of the music corresponds to the mood of the strip.

Very cool NY Times piece explains the whole deal HERE.

Marvin the Martian

November 11, 2008

marvin-the-martianI read somewhere recently that Warner Bros. is currently in the process of developing a film based on Marvin the Martian. Hot damn. Marvin was always my favorite Looney Tunes character when I was little. He was totally different: smart, yet understated and he actually posed a legitimate threat to Bugs with his crazy little rayguns and gadgets. From a stylistic standpoint, I always thought he was the coolest, sporting the Roman warrior gear with big ass bball sneaks. And his dog, K-9 was sweet too. According to IMDB, the film is currently set for a 2011 release date. I’m not ashamed to admit that when it hits the big screen, I’ll likely be one of the few 28 year-olds (shit) in attendance, drawing worried stares from parents and children alike. Apparently, the plot revolves around Marvin’s attempt to destroy Earth during Christmas, only to be thwarted by getting himself wrapped inside a gift box. Brilliant.

To hold you over for the next three years, here’s “Hasty Hare,” one of my favorites: